Excess Weight, Degrees of Obesity & the Complications.

Everyone reading this will have a close friend or loved one that is struggling with excess weight or obesity.  They may also know many others in their community.

A common attribute in people that are very unhappy in their skin is to hide their anguish.  They pretend that nothing is wrong, or make lightly of it.  When in fact, they may be feeling ashamed or embarrassed.

This lightheartedness has become their coping mechanism.  Their happy go lucky nature may be a front that’s disguising their pain.  They may need help and don’t know where to start or how to ask for it.

In saying this.. there are also many other people who are over weight or even obese; that are very healthy and comfortable in their skin.

This post is more about the health risks of carrying the extra weight. Continue reading Excess Weight, Degrees of Obesity & the Complications.

WHAT’S YOUR POISON? Why Healthy People are so Sick!

As a Practitioner, I am just overwhelmed with the amount of people I see that are really unwell… seemingly without explanation.   They have so many signs and symptoms with little knowledge of how they got to this point.

I’m not talking about those who are aware of why their sick.  This is more about the unaware!

Some people live “so they believe” very healthy lives. Continue reading WHAT’S YOUR POISON? Why Healthy People are so Sick!

Gluten Related Autoimmune Attack… It’s happening to me right now!

DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS

Presenting as a severely itchy, stinging, blistering, SYMMETRICAL rash.

This gluten causing rash is called DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS and is a manifestation of coeliac disease; otherwise known as the “gluten rash” or the “coeliac disease rash.”

The name, dermatitis Herpetiformis, is a descriptive name.  The rash is not related to either dermatitis or herpes, but a specific autoimmune skin condition. Continue reading Gluten Related Autoimmune Attack… It’s happening to me right now!

Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Checklist… Are you on the SPECTRUM?

Autoimmune Symptoms may “Begin” to manifest very early in life.. and be entirely different for each person.  Wherever your weakest links are, is where the tissue damage will start to occur.

For example: 

If someone is diagnosed with “coeliac disease”, their first symptoms (possibly many years or decades before) may have begun with: Continue reading Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Checklist… Are you on the SPECTRUM?

METABOLIC SYNDROME! What is it? Do you have it?

Metabolic Syndrome means Compounding Biochemical Dysfunction or simply put …  A State of Serious Malfunction. Continue reading METABOLIC SYNDROME! What is it? Do you have it?

Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

A Personal Account !

I know the depth of this disease and firsthand how it affects someone’s quality of life.  After a very long battle my daughter overcome Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Autoimmune Thyroid Disease) and is now in full remission.  She was 23 when diagnosed.

From early childhood and into her early teens she struggled with weight issues. Not that she was ever large, she was just a little overweight & as a young girl this directly affected her mental state.

I was not aware of the extent of her self-consciousness about her weight until she was in her mid-teens as she hid a lot of this from me. Continue reading Hashimoto’s. A Silent Epidemic affecting Adults & Children

The Immune System & Autoimmune Disease … Explained !

A Critical Perspective

In Summary

Autoimmunity is an immune response of an organism against its own healthy cells and tissues.  When the body attacks itself it causes cell and tissue damage.  This in turn leads to organ damage and inflammation. 

This disorder is called autoimmune disease.

 Whether they know it or not, millions of people suffer from autoimmune disease.  It’s become epidemic.

People are desperately seeking solutions to mysterious and debilitating health issues, some go a lifetime without any diagnosis.   Continue reading The Immune System & Autoimmune Disease … Explained !